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  • Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Seventeen: Putting It All Together, Part Two

    February 15, 2018

    In this lesson, Maestro Slatkin returns to his score study of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, delving further into what the conductor does when he/she studies a piece of music and how to translate and interpret what is on the page.

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  • DSO Kicks off February French Festival

    February 4, 2018

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s fifth annual winter music festival will celebrate the music and culture of France, including six Orchestra Hall concerts conducted by Music Director Leonard Slatkin. “Le Max” (Midtown Detroit’s Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center) will buzz with additional special events, unique food and drink options, and Gallic spirit.

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  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra Announces 2018-19 Season

    January 26, 2018

    Slatkin, now in his 10th and final year as DSO music director, will return in 2018-19 as music director laureate to open the season with concerts featuring violinist Gil Shaham. He will return in Feb. to lead a three-week American Festival and will close the season in June with a program featuring pianist Makoto Ozone.

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  • Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Sixteen: Putting It All Together, Part One

    January 15, 2018

    In this month’s video, Maestro Slatkin offers an in-depth look at Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, explaining the study process a conductor uses to prepare for a performance of this masterwork.

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  • DSO’s 2018 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series Kicks Off

    January 9, 2018

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra returns to seven Metro Detroit venues as the 2018 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series gets underway. The program includes Fauré’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (with piano prodigy Harmony Zhu), and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter.”

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  • Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Fifteen: How It Looks and Sounds, Part Two

    December 15, 2017

    This month, Maestro Slatkin teaches viewers how to conduct two short excerpts for the purpose of practicing beat patterns, the first from Copland’s “Hoe Down” from Rodeo, and the second from the last movement of Brahms’s Symphony No. 1.

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  • Slatkin and McTee to Support Emerging Artists Fund at the DSO

    December 7, 2017

    The DSO announced that Music Director Leonard Slatkin and his wife, composer Cindy McTee, have committed $100,000 to the DSO’s endowment to showcase an emerging artist each season. Slatkin is in his 10th and final season as DSO Music Director before transitioning to the role of Music Director Laureate.

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  • Grammy Nomination for Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

    November 28, 2017

    Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra have been nominated for a GRAMMY Award in the Best Orchestral Performance category for the recording of Copland: Symphony No. 3; Three Latin American Sketches.

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  • Critical Praise for “Bernstein’s Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival”

    November 16, 2017

    Slatkin’s performances with the New York Philharmonic for the Leonard Bernstein centennial celebration were met with rave reviews. The program included Bernstein’s “Kaddish,” with soprano Tamara Wilson, the Concert Chorale of New York, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and narration by Jeremy Irons.

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  • Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Fourteen: How It Looks and Sounds, Part One

    November 15, 2017

    In this month’s lesson, Maestro Slatkin provides an opportunity for students to combine the beat patterns and left-hand communication techniques they have learned to conduct an excerpt from Maurice Ravel’s Bolero.

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